Dates set for Galarza-Hurd, Williams-Savigne bouts

Light heavyweight Thomas Williams Jr. faces Humberto Savigne in the PBC co-main event on Nov. 13 in Biloxi, Mississippi. Goossen Boxing

The 10-round junior middleweight fight between Frank Galarza and Jarrett Hurd switched dates on Wednesday and opened a spot for another bout.

Galarza (17-0-2, 11 KOs), 30, of Brooklyn, New York, and Hurd (16-0, 10 KOs), 25, of Accokeek, Maryland, were originally scheduled to fight Nov. 13 in the opening bout of a Premier Boxing Champions card on Spike TV at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi, Mississippi.

But on Wednesday the bout was moved to Nov. 14. Instead, it will serve as the opening bout on the Showtime-televised card from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. That card is headlined by featherweight titleholder Gary Russell Jr. (26-1, 15 KOs) making his first defense when he faces Oscar Escandon (24-2, 16 KOs).

"I've been here before but I know that I still have something to prove," Galarza said. "I'm grateful for this opportunity and I'm ready to show the world I'm one of the best 154-pound fighters in all of boxing."

Said Hurd: "It is better to have less thunder in the mouth and more lightning in the hands. I'm excited about this fight and ready to show the world my ability come Nov. 14."

With Galarza-Hurd moving off the Spike TV telecast, that card -- headlined by a 10-round light heavyweight bout between Edwin Rodriguez (27-1, 18 KOs) and Michael Seals (19-0,14 KOs) -- will now open with Thomas Williams Jr. (18-1, 12 KOs) against Humberto Savigne (12-2, 9 KOs), also a scheduled 10-round light heavyweight match.

"I feel completely rejuvenated heading into this fight," said Williams, 28, of Fort Washington, Maryland, who is seeking his second win in a row since an upset fifth-round knockout loss to former world titleholder Gabriel Campillo in August 2014. "I've been able to get back to the things I've done in camp since early in my career and I'm excited for Nov. 13. I have seen my opponent and I'm planning on picking him apart. I will be victorious when I leave the ring."

Savigne, 36, a Cuban defector living in Miami, is looking bounce back from an upset second-round knockout loss to Craig Baker on Feb. 20.

"I'm feeling 100 percent and have had a great training camp," Savigne said. "I'm working hard and come Nov. 13, it's going to be a dominant Humberto Savigne. I don't want to make any predictions, but I'm coming for the victory."